The trials of Paulo Coelho and his mysterious mentor, Petrus, are here recounted, as they journey across Spain in search of a miraculous sword - on a legendary road travelled by pilgrims of San Tiago since the Middle Ages. This is part adventure story, part guide to self-mastery.
The 25th anniversary edition of The Pilgrimage, the precursor to The Alchemist. In this gripping story, Paulo Coelho is on a quest for the ultimate in self-knowledge, wisdom and spiritual mastery. Guided by his mysterious companion Petrus, he takes the road to Santiago, going throush a series of trials and tests along the way-even coming face to face with someone who may just be the devil himself. Why is the road to the simple life so hard? Will Paulo be strong enough to complete the journey towards humility, belief-and faith? Paulo Coelho. the author of The Alchemist, is an enchanting storyteller, inspiring people all over the world to see beyond the ordinary and into the remarkable.
'One of the few to deserve the term publishing phenomenon ' Independent on Sunday 'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' The Times 'His writing is like a path of energy that inadvertently leads readers to themselves, toward their mysterious and faraway souls.' Le Figaro 'Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts... he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.' Daily Express
Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, he has sold more than 140 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 72 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, including the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Legion d'Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002.
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Reviewed by B Muthien from Cape Town on 20 September 2007
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an incredible journey... frightening in parts, inspiring throughout, written with heart...